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I have long been a collector of old agriculture books, pamphlets and documents. You can find so many good ideas that were used in days gone by.

Many of the experiments that were done at agricultural test stations across the United States are still around with tons of valuable information for the sustainable farmer.

This particular document was published in 1922 and is a study on fattening hogs for market using Alfalfa as a forage.

Something to realize about these old documents is when they talk about corn being used it was open pollinated corn which typically had a higher percentage of crude protein than today's modern hybrids.

They didn't know nearly what we know about swine nutrition today, but all in all you can glean some pretty valuable insight into old methods of feeding and raising swine.


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